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Pelican Porch: 4/4-1/2, 100 yards from Seaside!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Sleeps 11 comfortably: 4 bedroom, 4 separate baths, a 1/2 bath, fireplace, grill, porches off the den, master bedroom and a wrap around upstairs balcony off 2 of the upstairs bedrooms. One door to the east is Viridian Place--a street that dead ends into the back of Seaside! Located half way between the Publix Grocery Store and the Watercolor Bait Shop.

Keywords: beach, porch, lake, location, walking

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About The Owner

From the owners:

Welcome to PELICAN PORCH, a little slice of heaven, our haven at the beach!! Memory Making is the name of the game here! This home is a true 'beach house'; colorful, light, inviting, spacious and comfortable. It is terrific for large gatherings, while offering opportunities to escape for quiet moments on one of three porches.

Relaxation, fun, family, friends, great food...yum, sun, sand, surf, when do we begin? Pelican Porch is ideal for families, girlfriends, golfing buddies, sisters/brothers trips, reunions, fishing expeditions, bridge groups, or just wanting to GET AWAY!!

The Owner purchased this house in 2008


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master; tub and separate shower; red in photos
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bunkroom; tub/shower; blue in photos
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Mini-Master; Shower only; yellow in photos
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs; tub/shower; light green in photos
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1/2 Bath-serves public areas
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Bunkroom; green in photos; 2 bunk beds (4 beds) and trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Mini Master King; upstairs front off large deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Downstairs King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master King; green in photos
  • King size beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Crib is available, but for legal reasons, crib sheets are NOT available, Sleep Sofa(1), Bunk Beds (2) or 4 beds plus a trundle bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Crib is available, but for legal reasons, crib sheets are NOT available; TV's in all bedrooms


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Pelican Porch: 4/4-1/2, 100 yards from Seaside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Baltimore, MD

Perfect vacation at Pelican Porch!!

  • 5 of 5

"If we return to Watercolor, can we stay here again?", the kids asked before our vacation ended. "ABSOLUTELY!"

It's been 10 years since we've visited the beaches on 30A. The kids are now old enough to bike, swim and play tennis on their own. Watercolor was the perfect spot for us. Pelican Porch is beautifully appointed and well maintained. Our every need was accommodated. Each bedroom suite has its own full bath. The porches and decks are wonderful! My husband used the screen porch off the master as his office for the week. Bob and his team corresponded efficiently with all the information we needed to make our vacation a success. I can't imagine a more perfect location in the community to stay. Ideally situated close to the beach club (w/pool), boathouse (w/pool), tennis courts and town center of Seaside. Bike rentals were included in our rate, bikes were waiting for us upon our arrival. When we had trouble with one of our bikes a replacement was provided quickly (Thanks 30A Bike Rental!!) My husband played Sharks Tooth one day. When he arrived for his tee time he was told he was not eligible to play because he was not renting at Watercolor through St. John Properties. When he mentioned the club he is a member of at home, they allowed him to play under reciprocity. I may have misunderstood, I thought we had access by renting Pelican Porch. This may need some clarification. He loved the course. Transitioning to real life after a week at Pelican Porch is not easy…it was a wonderful vacation. There is much we miss about it. We hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn, IL


  • 5 of 5

Pelican Porch is beautiful! The home is in impeccable condition and so nicely decorated. It is very open, airy and bright, with multiple outdoor sitting spots, including a peaceful front porch, a top level outdoor deck (wraparound) and two screened-in perfect for a family on vacation! Lots of room in this house - it could easily accommodate two families comfortably. We loved the location (very close to Seaside and WaterColor resort/beach)...just a short bikeride away. Also close to tennis and the boathouse. Ideal spot! Loved having the bikes waiting for us when we arrived. The owner is beyond friendly and a pleasure to work with. Everything was easy and the home itself exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend Pelican Porch!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great vacation at a fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

We (two families with five kids aged 6 thru 10) just returned from our second vacation to Watercolor and our first to Pelican Porch. We did lots of research on many houses. Having been to Watercolor before we had a pretty good understanding of location and this one could not be beat which was a major reason to chose it. We were an easy bike ride to the beach club or the camp pool and a very short walk to seaside. It made this location our favorite in all of watercolor.

The house was also great. It was perfect for two families as it was very well equipped with all you need in the kitchen as well as lots of sitting space that could easily fit both families around the dining room table or sitting on the couches - yet another plus. The house was also spotless - sometimes you rent a house and it is just not as clean as you had hoped but this one was better. It had very comfortable beds and great linens which just added to the feeling of being away. And Bob, who is the owner, was incredibly responsive and helpful prior to and during our stay.

As far as things to do. we loved all the porches in the house…we had coffee on the front porch, dinners on the back screened in porch - it was perfect. Always fun to just ride bikes, fish, crafts for kids at the camp, a walk into seaside or, of course, time at the beach and pool. We would highly recommend watercolor and this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Soooooo very kind in your comments! Thanks for coming, and please come back and see us again real soon!
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Great home, great location, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

My family and one other - four adults, six kids, all under the age of 5 - stayed at Pelican Porch in the summer of 2012. We had an absolutely wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in Watercolor. The owner called us when we checked in to make sure we'd gotten in ok and everything was working correctly, which it was. The home itself has four bedrooms - three that can easily accomodate grown ups (or babies who want a queen bed...) and a bunk room that our four oldest kids really enjoyed. You can easily walk to town, bike to the beach club or any of the other pools - our five year old kids could make the ride easily. The owner provided four bikes for us as well, which made getting into town for dinner similarly easy. We're hoping to come back again, and will definitely try to stay at Pelican Porch.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind and gracious you are! Pelican Porch will always get an "A+" for effort with our guests!
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Franklin, TN

Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Pelican Porch for Spring Break and had a GREAT experience. The communication with the owner leading up to the stay was excellent and the home was everything it was advertised to be. It accommodated our entire family which was 4 kids (3mo., 2, 4, 12) my wife and I and my mother in law. Beautiful, Comfortable accommodations. Easy access to both Watercolor and Seaside. Highly recommend Pelican's Porch.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Our goal is to communicate with you, be responsive to your needs and questions and offer you a fabulous place to stay as you spend time with family and friends. Hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

We've visited Seaside a number of times and decided to try Watercolor for accommodations but position ourselves in a home that would allow us the convenience of close access to downtown Seaside. Pelican Porch was that home. There's a path that leads through the back of Seaside on to Forest Street and it's about a 3 or 4 minute walk to the center of town via this path from Pelican Porch. The home's location provided us excellent access to everything in the area at what can only be described as an AWESOME deal. Price the homes in Seaside with the same accommodations and you're going to be pleasently surprised. Not only is the home a great deal, it is an amazing home to boot. Nice sized rooms with comfy beds, an awesome open living and dining area, and beautifully decorated the pictures don't do the house justice. Everything they noted in the description was accurate, the service that the owner provided was top notch as well and the ability to get a hold of someone if need arose was great.

We're planning on going back with 2 other families next year.

Something that stood out for us was the lack of wear and tear on the home. It's in a great shape. Having stayed in the area, while all the homes are great, some of them have become worn. Not this one. The home is beautifully kept.

A great experience all around. Unless you are wanting to be on the beach or have a view of the beach, this location is excellent, the home is beautiful, comfortable and a phenomenal deal.

Love the Pelican Porch!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100 yards from the Seaside Center less than 5 minute walk to the beach!


Rates & Availability

Watercolor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter 2017
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates exclusive of taxes and fees.
Holiday Rates are higher. Holiday Rates include Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Weekly rates only for Spring and Summer Rentals.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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